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Obituary: Dorothy Gannon Hansberry, Teacher

Dorothy Gannon Hansberry, 92, formerly of Wellesley, died Jan. 25, 2014.

Photo from Burke Family Funeral Homes
Photo from Burke Family Funeral Homes
Obituary from Burke Family Funeral Homes:

Dorothy Gannon Hansberry, 92, formerly of Wellesley, died Jan. 25, 2014.

Born Feb. 28, 1921 in Boston, she grew up in Waltham. She graduated from Emmanuel College and dedicated her professional life to teaching. Most of her career was spent at Newton South High School. Dorothy was also a long time resident of Wellesley.

She is survived by her six children, Mary D. H. McCarthy, Margaret T. Duval, Dorothy Hansberry-Biegunska, Jane F. Hansberry, Martin F. Hansberry and Sarah E. Hansberry; her 13 grandchildren; and her six great-grandchildren. She was the widow of Martin Joseph Hansberry, and was also preceded in death by her grandson, Bret Worthington McCarthy.

A funeral Mass for Dorothy will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 9 Glen Road, Wellesley Hills. Visitation with family will precede the Mass 10 a.m. at Henry J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home, 56 Washington St., Wellesley Hills.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory can be made to Doctors Without Borders, 333 7th Ave., second floor, New York, NY 10001, or to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 26 Broadway 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

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